WhatsApp Adds End-to-End Encryption for Chat Backups

WhatsApp has added a major new feature, making it possible to encrypt chat backups with end-to-end encryption.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

Need Facebook Support? Buy an Oculus — But No Guarantees It Will Work

Facebook may be one of the dominant social media platforms, but it certainly hasn’t achieved that based on its customer support — which is abysmal.

Facebook and Giphy Used Legal Loophole to Close Deal

Giphy used a legal loophole to help Facebook purchase it without drawing regulatory scrutiny.

Facebook Unveils Horizon Workrooms Virtual Reality Office Space

Facebook has announced Horizon Workrooms, the company’s foray into virtual reality office space.

Messenger Calls and Instagram DMs Get End-to-End Encryption

Facebook has added major security features to Messenger calls, as well as Instagram DMs, upgrading both with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

Facebook Shuts Down Another Group of Researchers

Facebook has taken action against another group of researchers investigating it, drawing more scrutiny and condemnation.

Facebook Delays Return to Office Until 2022

Facebook is the latest company to push back its return-to-office date, shooting for January 2022 amid the Delta surge.

UK Regulators May Force Facebook to Sell Giphy

Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) has raised significant concerns over Facebook’s Giphy purchase and may force a sale.

FTC Official Blasts Facebook’s Actions Against Researchers

The FTC’s Acting Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Samuel Levine, has written an open letter blasting Facebook’s recent actions.